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The Amateur

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There is a place for amateurs. However, there are times when you definitely need a professional. Most people would never call an amateur to put in a driveway or install a new roof. You wouldn’t want an amateur to build your house or do the wiring. You wouldn’t want an amateur to do your dental work or perform heart surgery. Let’s face it. Most people wouldn’t let an amateur cut their hair or do their nails.

Likewise, if you own a business, you wouldn’t hire amateurs to design your products, construct you assembly lines, do your accounting or manage your employees. If you need someone to run that business, you would hire the most experienced person with the best track record you can afford.

Then why, oh why, would anyone consider hiring an amateur to manage the largest business in the world, the United States Government? Read the rest of this entry »

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January 9th, 2014 at 11:07 am

Obamacare Challenge: Convincing the Invincibles

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Young adults have been the most enthusiastic Obama supporters.  They identify with his youthful appearance.  They like his personality, his style and his confidence.  They liked his catchy campaign slogan:  “hope and change.”   After all, everyone needs hope.  As for the change, few could tell you what that change actually meant, but what the heck. It didn’t seem to matter.

In 2008, Generation Y turned out in droves to elect this charismatic man president and again, in 2012, though in somewhat lessor numbers.

Therefore, Obama just assumed he could lead these Millennials down the garden path to his health care exchanges.  It was, in fact, a given that our young people would sign up for Obamacare.  It will not work without their participation.  They must participate or else . . .  Or else what?   Read the rest of this entry »

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October 30th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

Please Spy on Me

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As a U. S. citizen, I hope my government is spying on me if . . .

  • I am phoned by known or suspected terrorists.
  • I visit bomb making sites on the internet.
  • I make contact with members of al Qaeda 
  • I attend a radical mosque.
  • I order the makings for a suicide vest.
  • I have large amounts of unexplained cash funneled into my bank account.
  • I frequent jihadist websites.
  • all my emails end with “death to America.”  Read the rest of this entry »

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June 19th, 2013 at 5:00 pm

Obama’s Fourth Scandal

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Barack Obama is fighting for his political life, embroiled in three scandals: the criminal use of the IRS, using the Justice Department to spy on reporters and the cover-up of the attack in Benghazi.

There is a fourth scandal that is equally serious but is not being addressed because this cover-up involves both the administration and Congress, Democrats and Republicans.

Last week, the Pentagon released a report on the soaring number of sexual assaults in the military. These crimes have increased a whopping 129 percent since 2004. The confidential portion of this report indicates that some 26,000 members of our armed forces were sexual assaulted last year alone. However, only 3,347 of these assaults were reported. The reasons are as obvious as they are disturbing. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 15th, 2013 at 10:01 pm

Thank You Ronald Reagan

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In 1977, Star Wars was the most popular movie around.  By 1984, it had become a derogatory term used by liberals to ridicule Ronald Reagan’s plan to defend this country from a nuclear attack by using space and land based interceptors that would shield us from all incoming missiles.

At that time, our only deterrence against a nuclear attack was something called  MAD, which was short for Mutual Assured Destruction.  It was an appropriate acronym.  You nuke us; Then, we’ll nuke you and together we will blow ourselves off the face of the earth and take the rest of the world with us.  Even for Reagan, a man with a strong believe in God and the hereafter, that was a terrible option.

The left went crazy when he presented this idea.  What happened to sitting cross-legged around a solar heat source with the rest of the world’s leaders and singing Kumbaya?  “We’ll get rid of our nukes.  You’ll do the same and we’ll all be friends.  Kumbaya,  kumbaya.”

“It is impossible to hit a missile with a missile!” they whined.  “It will blow up the budget and keep us from creating a perfect green world where every basic need is provided by the government.  No, no we will not waste money on this Star Wars dream of yours!” Read the rest of this entry »

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April 10th, 2013 at 5:00 pm